|3rd July 2012, 12:11 PM||#1|
Wearing official underwear
Join Date: Apr 2012
Car: M3 E46
Colour Combo: Blue
BM54 module removal
With that in mind does anybody have a guide on how to remove it with as minimal fuss as possible?
|3rd July 2012, 12:38 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Car: E46 M3 Manual
Colour Combo: Red/Red
Remove the blue triangle from the left side in the boot.
Get a flat screwdriver, preferably the oem one in the boot, and flip the plastic bits off, holding the blue triangle, and there is another grey one at the of the carpet.
Remove the back of the rear light, it just clips off. Makes it easier to remove the carpet.
Now, slowly pull the carpet off. Making sure you do not catch it on the clips on the back lights. You not need to remove it completely, just enough to get to what you need to get to.
Once removed, get a 8mm socket or spanner (socket will make life easier) and with a torch, remove the nut holding the tv tuner (big silver box under the navigation drive). You do not need to unplug it.
Once removed, you have access to the bm54 unit. Again, 8mm nut holding it down. Undo the nut, and pull the unit out. You will notice it wont come out that much, so you will need to unclip the big BLACK square plug, and pull it out. Dont break the clip!
Also a radio cable, that requires you to squeeze it to remove it.
Replace the tv tuner back in place, and screw it in.
Thats it, putting everything back in is the reverse. Just make sure you tuck the carpet in nicely. Best to leave carpet loose, until you get unit back.
|12th February 2013, 09:46 PM||#4|
Rocking a new hat
Join Date: Apr 2012
Car: 2003 BMW M3
Colour Combo: Steel Grey / Black
Just resurrecting this thread as the info is very handy!
A useful tip though... You do really need an 8mm socket to make this job easy.
I tried it with just the 8mm spanner from the BMW toolkit and ended up removing the silver nut off the BM54 rather than the black bolt. I then bent the L shaped bracket back in order to get the unit out. Scraped knuckles, again!
|12th February 2013, 10:07 PM||#5|
Achieved official socks
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Car: MY04 E46 Silver Red SMG Coupe
Colour Combo: Silver with Red leather
The black plug is a bit stiff also.....
|13th February 2013, 12:01 AM||#7|
On the path
Join Date: Oct 2012
Car: 2003 m3 supercharged
Colour Combo: titan silver ... black
Just sent mine to baris for amp upgrade/digi tv after reading all the great reviews .